Keeping MapMy Running
Ensuring your workout is tracked without any interruptions is a crucial part of recording your workout and training, but sometimes settings on your phone can cause the MapMy app to be placed in the background (turned off temporarily) in order to save battery. This can cause the app to track incorrect distances and often creates maps with straight lines as the phone is not active for your entire workout.
Some Android devices will include different options in order to prolong battery life, so please make sure that the app is not affected. Follow the manufactures procedures in order to allow apps to access your GPS and run in the background.
Battery Optimization settings (Android 6 and above)
The Battery Optimization setting acts as another layer of battery saving setting for individual applications (Usually applied on for applications as default). This might be labeled differently on your specific device, but any Power Saving, Optimization, or other Battery Saving mode settings in your phone, should be disabled for the best workout recording.
While these settings are active, it may result in the application crashing or not tracking distance and therefore we’d like to encourage users to disable optimization for MapMy if it is currently enabled.
As we do not have access to all Android devices running Android 6 and higher, we would like to note that these settings may appear differently on your device.
For instructions and other tips to keep apps operating on your Android device, please see https://dontkillmyapp.com/ for information on your specific model and operating system.